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More Than Friends, But Not Quite Lovers: Japanese Marriage Trends

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I knew a couple in their mid-30s (friends of my girlfriend) who reportedly had sex twice on their honeymoon and then no sex for well over a year. It might have been two years.

The woman (I'll call her Chie) is attractive.

When my girlfriend mentioned this to me, claiming Chie wanted to have more sex but for whatever reason they just didn't, I told her something to the effect of "Well, I don't know what's going on between them. But Chie sounds pretty naive to me. Just because they're not having sex together doesn't mean they're not having sex."

Of course, I was right. The guy got caught with discount coupons from a massage parlor in his pocket. And while he's an idiot for getting caught the way he did, I don't think he's completely responsible. Chie apparently didn't either, since they're still together.

Now that I think about it, I know another guy who got caught in a similar manner. So I have to wonder if it's not a very Japanese passive aggressive way of letting their wives know they're not satisfied.

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I'm sending this from Tokyo Station (underground) right now. The facade of the station building still looks much the same. It's the farther away building on the left.
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Need a translation of the Japanese on this label.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Need a translation of the Japanese on this label.

The Japanese isn't as colorful as the English. It's just a straightforward description of the contents/ingredients:

Whisky
Original Ingredients: Malt, Grain
Volume 500ml, 51% alcohol
Maker: Nikka Whisky, Inc.
Tokyo, Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 5-4-31.

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"Nikka"? Is that a Japanese name?
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Yeah, someone did the photoshop on that. What it actually says is Nikka Whisky From The Barrel.

https://hiway.online/shop/?product-id=5 ... %255B%255D
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Aw shucks. Fooled again. :)
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Japanese chef wins first Michelin 3-star rating in Paris

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PARIS (Kyodo) -- French restaurant Kei in Paris has earned a three-star rating in the 2020 French edition of the Michelin Guide released Monday, making its owner-chef Kei Kobayashi the first person from Japan to receive the honor in France.

Kei opened in central Paris in 2011 and won a star the following year. Its status in the prestigious guide's listings for France was upgraded to a two-star rating in 2017.

Kobayashi, 42, is known for his unique take on French cuisine featuring Japanese ingredients. At the ceremony unveiling the latest French edition of the Michelin Guide, Kobayashi said he was very surprised by the three-star rating.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:57 pm
"Nikka"? Is that a Japanese name?

I haven’t heard it used as a name in other places, but phonetically it could be.* Here the company name “Nikka” is written in katakana, the script used for foreign words.

A quick search on Wikipedia also says the founder studied in Scotland and went so far as to marry a Scottish lass.


* I know it from 「日課」”nikka,” “daily lesson.”

https://japanese-names.info/first_name/nikka/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikka_Whisky_Distilling
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shuize wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:50 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:57 pm
"Nikka"? Is that a Japanese name?

It could be. But the company name “Nikka” is written in katakana, the script used for foreign words.

A quick search on Wikipedia also says the founder studied in Scotland and went so far as to marry a Scottish lass.


https://japanese-names.info/first_name/nikka/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikka_Whisky_Distilling
Hmm, says the founder's name was Masataka Taketsuru, so clearly Nikka isn't his own name. Not sure why he chose it, but it doesn't really matter. They do produce a brand of whiskey called Taketsuru though. It's one of their "premium" brands.
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For Over 30 Years, a Tokyo Soba Chef Drew Everything He Ate

Sometimes, it’s the simple stories that stay with us the longest. Like that of Itsuo Kobayashi, a former Japanese soba chef born in 1962 who has recorded his meals in painstakingly detailed, hand-drawn food diaries of sorts for the past 32 years. In addition to recollections about taste, Kobayashi’s pen has accounted for every last spring onion and grain of rice, for the sheer pleasure of tasting life twice…

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